Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist systems - Part 9: Test protocol for machinery in enclosures not exceeding 260 m³ for open nozzle systems

This document specifies fire testing requirements for water mist systems used for fire protection of machinery in enclosures with volumes not exceeding 260 m³.

Ortsfeste Brandbekämpfungsanlagen - Feinsprüh-Löschanlagen - Teil 9: Prüfprotokoll für Maschinen in Gehäusen bis 260 m³ für offene Düsensysteme

Dieses Dokument legt Anforderungen an Brandprüfungen von Feinsprüh-Löschanlagen fest, die für den Brandschutz von Maschinen in geschlossenen Räumen (Gehäusen) mit einem Volumen bis 260 m3 eingesetzt werden

Installations fixes de lutte contre l'incendie - Systèmes à brouillard d'eau - Partie 9 : Protocole d'essai des systèmes à buses ouvertes pour machines situées dans des enceintes ne dépassant pas 260 m³

Le présent document spécifie les exigences relatives aux essais de résistance au feu des systèmes à brouillard d'eau utilisés pour la protection contre l'incendie de machines situées dans des enceintes d'un volume ne dépassant pas 260 m3.

Vgrajeni gasilni sistemi - Sistemi s pršečo vodo - 9. del: Protokol preskušanja sistemov z odprtimi šobami za požarno zaščito strojev v ohišjih do 260 m³

Ta dokument določa zahteve glede požarnega preskušanja za sisteme s pršečo vodo, ki se uporabljajo za požarno zaščito strojev v ohišjih s prostornino do 260 m³.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 14972-9:2020
01-marec-2020
Vgrajeni gasilni sistemi - Sistemi s pršečo vodo - 9. del: Protokol preskušanja
sistemov z odprtimi šobami za požarno zaščito strojev v ohišjih do 260 m³

Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist systems - Part 9: Test protocol for machinery in

enclosures not exceeding 260 m³ for open nozzle systems

Ortsfeste Brandbekämpfungsanlagen - Feinsprüh-Löschanlagen - Teil 9: Prüfprotokoll

für Maschinen in Gehäusen bis 260 m³ für offene Düsensysteme

Installations fixes de lutte contre l'incendie - Systèmes à brouillard d'eau - Partie 9 :

Protocole d'essai des systèmes à buses ouvertes pour machines situées dans des
enceintes ne dépassant pas 260 m³
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 14972-9:2020
ICS:
13.220.10 Gašenje požara Fire-fighting
SIST EN 14972-9:2020 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 14972-9:2020
EN 14972-9
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
January 2020
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.220.20
English Version
Fixed firefighting systems - Water mist systems - Part 9:
Test protocol for machinery in enclosures not exceeding
260 m³ for open nozzle systems

Installations fixes de lutte contre l'incendie - Systèmes Ortsfeste Brandbekämpfungsanlagen - Feinsprüh-

à brouillard d'eau - Partie 9 : Protocole d'essai des Löschanlagen - Teil 9: Prüfprotokoll für Maschinen in

systèmes à buses ouvertes pour machines situées dans Gehäusen bis 260 m³ für offene Düsensysteme

des enceintes ne dépassant pas 260 m³
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 11 November 2019.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

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United Kingdom.
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© 2020 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 14972-9:2020 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 4

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 4

4 General requirements ................................................................................................................................... 4

5 Test enclosure requirements ...................................................................................................................... 5

6 Machinery mock-up requirement ............................................................................................................. 6

7 Test equipment requirements ................................................................................................................... 7

8 Instrumentation requirements .................................................................................................................. 8

9 Fire test requirements .................................................................................................................................. 9

9.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 9

9.2 Unshielded 1 MW diesel spray fire ........................................................................................................... 9

9.3 Shielded 1 MW diesel spray fire .............................................................................................................. 10

9.4 Shielded 1 m diesel pool fire .................................................................................................................. 10

9.5 Shielded 2 MW diesel spray fire, system performance under limited natural

ventilation ....................................................................................................................................................... 11

9.6 Shielded 2 MW diesel spray fire, system performance at smaller enclosure volumes ....... 11

9.7 Unshielded 1 MW heptane spray fire .................................................................................................... 12

9.8 Shielded 1 MW heptane spray fire ......................................................................................................... 12

9.9 Shielded 1 m heptane pool fire .............................................................................................................. 13

9.10 Shielded 2 MW heptane spray fire, system performance under limited natural

ventilation ....................................................................................................................................................... 13

9.11 Shielded 2 MW heptane spray fire, system performance at smaller enclosure

volumes ............................................................................................................................................................ 14

10 Test report ...................................................................................................................................................... 14

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European foreword

This document (EN 14972-9:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 191 “Fixed

firefighting systems”, the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by July 2020 and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by July 2020.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

EN 14972, Fixed firefighting systems — Water mist systems consists of the following parts:

— Part 1: Design, installation, inspection and maintenance;
— Part 2: Test protocol for shopping areas for automatic nozzle systems;

— Part 3: Test protocol for office, school and hotel for automatic nozzle systems;

— Part 4: Test protocol for non-storage occupancies for automatic nozzle systems;

— Part 5: Test protocol for car garages for automatic nozzle systems;

— Part 6: Test protocol for false floors and false ceilings for automatic nozzle systems;

— Part 7: Test protocol for commercial low hazard occupancies for automatic nozzle systems;

— Part 8: Test protocol for machinery in enclosures exceeding 260 m for open nozzle systems;

— Part 9: Test protocol for machinery in enclosures not exceeding 260 m for open nozzle systems;

— Part 10: Test protocol for atrium protection with sidewall nozzles for open nozzle systems;

— Part 11: Test protocol for cable tunnels for open nozzle systems;

— Part 12: Test protocol for commercial deep fat cooking fryers for open nozzle systems;

— Part 13: Test protocol for wet benches and other similar processing equipment for open nozzle systems;

— Part 14: Test protocol for combustion turbines in enclosures exceeding 260 m for open nozzle systems;

— Part 15: Test protocol for combustion turbines in enclosures not exceeding 260 m for open nozzle

systems;
— Part 16: Test protocol for industrial oil cookers for open nozzle systems;

— Part 17: Test protocol for residential occupancies for automatic nozzle systems.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
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1 Scope

This document specifies fire testing requirements for water mist systems used for fire protection of

machinery in enclosures with volumes not exceeding 260 m .
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 14972-1:— , Fixed firefighting systems — Water mist systems — Part 1: Design, installation,

inspection and maintenance
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 14972-1 and the following

apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
3.1
machinery enclosure

any enclosure containing equipment that uses fuel and/or lubrication fluids with volatilities less than or

equal to heptane
4 General requirements

4.1 The water mist system, operating without manual intervention, shall successfully complete all

described performance fire tests for their specific applications.

4.2 The fire tests shall be conducted until the fire is extinguished, as required by the applicable fire

test.

4.3 System components, component locations, operating conditions and test enclosure details shall

remain unaltered throughout all of the fire tests for a given application.

4.4 All fire tests shall be conducted using the specifications from the manufacturer’s DIOM manual in

regard to nozzle placement, spray flux, and spray duration. Sprays can be continuous or intermittent in

time. In the case of intermittent, or cycled, sprays, the time period during which the system is not

discharging shall not be greater than 50 % of one complete on/off cycle. The system off period shall not

exceed one minute.

4.5 In conjunction with the performance fire tests, all twin fluid water mist systems (except for those

applying compressed air) shall be subjected to a straight discharge test with no fire to evaluate the

resulting discharge and oxygen concentration. This evaluation shall be conducted using the maximum

extinguishing agent flow and pressure. The discharge duration for the test shall be the maximum

1) Under preparation. Stage at the time of publication: prEN 14972-1:2019.
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required for the system and occupancy to be protected. Oxygen measurements shall be recorded at a

location(s) within the test enclosure. This information shall be used to evaluate personnel safety, and

shall be accounted for in the manufacturer’s DIOM manual.

4.6 Up to a maximum of 5 nozzles used in the fire tests shall be kept for later verification.

5 Test enclosure requirements

The test enclosure volume shall have main dimensions of 7,30 m by 7,30 m by 4,90 m high. The

enclosure shall be constructed of wood or metal frame with an inner lining of minimum 13,00 mm

gypsum or 0,70 mm galvanized steel (see Figure 1). To minimize leakages, all joints and gaps shall be

sealed. At 2,70 m from one of the enclosure corners, in one of the walls parallel to the machinery

equipment mock-up, a 0,80 m by 2,00 m high personnel door shall be installed with a locking

mechanism.

A 1,20 m by 2,40 m high removable panel shall also be installed in one of the walls to allow for test

enclosure access (The personnel door can be constructed within this panel). A minimum of two hinged

ceiling hatches measuring approximately 0,90 m by 1,80 m shall be installed in opposite diagonal

corners for heat and smoke release at the conclusion of the fire test.

The floor shall be non-combustible and any floor drainage or vent openings shall be sealed during

testing. A small louvered vent can be provided to allow the intake of air, to prevent excessive suctioning

of the walls and ceiling and maintain structural integrity of the fire test enclosure.

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Dimensions in metres
Key
a) front view 3 removable panel (1,2 m x 2,4 m)
b) side view 4 window
c) top view 5 tray
1 ceiling hatch (typical) 6 sheet metal
2 door (0,8 m x 2,0 m)
Figure 1 — Test enclosure and machinery mock-up steel plate
6 Machinery mock-up requirement

The machinery mock-up is simulated with a horizontal flat steel plate and steel baffles to provide

shielded spaces for fires (see Figure 1). The specific details and thermal mass of the obstructions are not

simulated.
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The machinery mock-up unit should be centred along the longer wall dimension in the test enclosure.

A horizontal hot rolled 1.0044 steel plate according to EN 10025-2 or other equivalent steel, 1,00 m

wide by 2,00 m long by 5,00 cm thick, is placed at 1 m elevation on steel legs at the four corners of the

plate. This is located in the centre of the room or at a location within the test cell to be selected after the

nozzles are installed (as per manufacturer's specifications). This allows the fire to be placed in an area

considered the most challenging to the specific system being tested.

Horizontal 0,85 mm thick galvanized steel sheet metal shall be placed at an elevation of 1,00 m on steel

legs, on both sides of the 1.0044 steel table, so that the machinery mock-up extends longitudinally the

entire length of the enclosure (see Figure 1).

The underside curvature of the machinery is simulated with 0,85 mm thick galvanized sheet metal

directed upward at an angle of 45 degrees on either side of the steel plate and horizontal sheet metal

extension surface. These side pieces also extend longitudinally the entire length of the enclosure, rising

to a height of 1,50 m above the horizontal sheet metal and steel plate surfaces. The total width of the

mock-up is 2,00 m. There should be a minimal gap between the various steel table and sheet metal

surfaces to permit water run-off.

The space below the plate is partially shielded from water mist using 1,00 m high by 0,50 m wide sheet

metal baffles. The side baffles should be of 0,85 mm thick galvanized sheet metal construction and

removable. They can be installed on support legs and kept in place by being pinched between the

underside of the steel plate table and the 45 degree angle extensions and the floor for ease of removal.

Placement of additional baffles or obstructions can be needed to prevent the direct impact of mist on

the pool or spray test fires.
7 Test equipment requirements
7.1 The test laboratory shall be of adequat
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